While rainfall in recent days has been welcome, Scottish Water is
continuing to monitor sources to maintain drinking water supplies to
Customers in the Portree, Stornoway and West Lewis areas are being
invited to collect a free Save-a-Flush bag, which can save around a
litre of water every time a toilet is flushed.
Water Operations General Manager John Rae said:
“Rainfall in recent days is very welcome but has to be seen in the
context of a very prolonged dry spell throughout the Western Isles and
North West Highlands in preceding weeks, which mean water levels remain
lower than would be expected at this time of year. Further sustained
rainfall is needed to return water levels to normal.
“We are very grateful to our customers for their assistance and would
encourage people, particularly those living in the Stornoway, West Lewis
and Portree areas, to continue using water wisely.
“Taking simple steps like turning off taps when brushing teeth or
installing a Scottish Water Save-a-Flush bag can help us maximise water
“Scottish Water will continue to monitor water levels and we have put
arrangements in place to ensure we maintain a supply of quality drinking
water to all our customers.”
For advice on simple steps to save water visit
www.scottishwater.co.uk/savewater or call our Customer Helpline on 0845
Scottish Water household customers can request their free Save-a-Flush
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or, for those living
in the Stornoway and West Lewis areas, collect one from Stornoway Tesco
between 10am and 5pm on Friday or Stornoway Co-op (Macaulay Road)
between 10am and 1pm on Saturday.
Those living in the Portree area of Skye can collect one on Tuesday
between 2pm and 6pm from Portree Co-op, or between 9.30am and 2pm on
Save-a-Flush bags should not be used in toilet cisterns with a volume of
less than six litres, or if it is a dual-flush model, as these are
already water efficient.